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FIEA Alumni

More than 230+ companies have hired FIEA’s 730 alumni. How do we do it? Our Industry Relations team has a process that every student goes through that includes things like mock interviews and resume workshops. Read our alumni stories to see how our alumni are making some of the biggest games and films in the world.

Alumni Stories

  • A young energetic professional male holding his young child composited over a night time city scene
    Trick Of The Light
    February 6, 2014
    Lighting artist Scott Knapp has done lighting for AAA games, movies and even Super Bowl commercials “Lighting artists' jobs are...
  • Young professional male with glasses wearing a white shirt and black jacket standing behind a Battlefield banner
    At Home On The Battlefront
    February 12, 2014
    Dennis Brännvall returns to his native Sweden as lead level designer on Star Wars™ franchiseStar Wars Battlefront from EA...
  • Group of well dressed professionals at a movie opening
    Lehnert Wins Award For First Film Score
    November 12, 2014
    FIEA alum Paige Lehnert recently won a “Best Feature Film Score” award at the 2014 Portsmouth International Film Festival...
  • Young Asian male Ryo Tazi in burgundy t-shirt imposed over "League of Legends" videogame artwork
    Grad Creates Art for League of Legends
    December 2, 2014
    You might say it was twisted...ahem...fate that brought FIEA alum Ryo Tazi and League of Legends together.Tazi started making...
  • Matt Laurence with glasses and green jacket standing outside
    From FIEA To Finland
    December 4, 2014
    FIEA alum Matt Laurence talks about “Angry Birds,” friendly Finnish and working for RovioFlorida native Matt Laurence has spent...
  • A group of young professionals who are former alumni's of FIEA working at Iron Galaxy Studios Orlando
    Killer Experience
    May 19, 2015
    A Group of FIEA Alums Help Keep “Killer Instinct” KickingThe video game Killer Instinct is made in Orlando. Each work...
  • Female student Ingrid Aguero holding large dog in arms imposed over screenshot of NBA Live videogame
    In Your Face
    February 11, 2016
    Ingrid Aguero gets up close and personal with star athletes in her role as an environment artistIngrid gets to...
  • Billy Bramer in black polo with Epic logo standing in front of screenshot from Fortnite videogame
    Keeping Epic In Tune
    April 18, 2016
    As a self-described shy kid, a young Billy Bramer probably never would have guessed that he’d be holding a...
  • Artist Carlos Weiser in dark blue polo leaning on rail in front of a Universal Studios globe sign
    Ticket To Ride
    December 19, 2016
    Artist Carlos Weiser now enjoys the thrill of designing rides at Universal Studios.Carlos Weiser went from frustrated architect to...
  • Cover of a book "Freya" along with the male author Matt Laurence holding the book in his hands
    From Game Maker To Myth Maker
    March 22, 2017
    FIEA alumus Matthew Laurence ’06, is being compared to Percy Jackson creator Rick Riordan thanks to his debut fantasy...
    5 Questions With Alumnus James Moore
    July 31, 2017
    Alumnus James Moore talks about his work as a Disney ImagineerWhat is a Disney Imagineer and how did you...
    Straight Shooter
    September 12, 2018
    Whether Creating Characters or Getting More Females Into Video Games, Karen McCarthy Leans In“Story is king” Karen McCarthy says...
    Emmy Invasion
    September 17, 2018
    Jeremiah Graves (’12) wins a Daytime Emmy for ASTEROIDS!, a VR, interactive short story starring two bumbling aliens.What did...
    Who Says Learning Is Boring?
    November 5, 2019
    Certainly not Rafael Brochado or Guillaume Bailey, two recent graduates from Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA). But more importantly,...

“I think FIEA really taught me how important collaboration is. And how to compromise. At FIEA, you’re not setting anyone’s salary. You don’t have a whip. People have to feel like they’re being respected.”
-Dennis Brannvall – EA Dice – Lead Level Designer